Endoparasites of Gymnotus sp. (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from commercial baitfish farming in Pantanal basin, central Brazil

  • Arlene Sobrinho VENTURA Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul – UFMS, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia – FAME http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4656-9003
  • Santiago Benites de PÁDUA AQUIVET Saúde Aquática http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1978-7387
  • Márcia Mayumi ISHIKAWA Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária – EMBRAPA, Embrapa Meio Ambiente
  • Maurício Laterça MARTINS Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Departamento de Aquicultura, AQUOS Laboratório de Saúde de Organismos Aquáticos
  • Ricardo Massato TAKEMOTO Universidade Estadual de Maringá – UEM, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aquicultura – NUPÉLIA http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7592-2083
  • Gabriela Tomas JERÔNIMO Universidade Nilton Lins, Laboratório de Ictiopatologia e Zoologia Comparada http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2071-4428

Abstract

This study evaluated the endohelminthic parasites of native baitfish Gymnotus spp. collected from different baitfish farming in the Pantanal basin, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Central Brazil. From 99 fish collected for parasitological analysis, all of them were found to be parasitized by at least 1 parasite per host. A total of 4504 parasites were collected comprising the following taxa: Digenea, Nematoda, Pentastomida and Acanthocephala. Rondonia rondoni and Goezia sp. as well as Alofia sp. Were registered for the first time in farmed Gymnotus spp. The parasite species diversity in the host is discussed in this study.

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Published
2018-12-25
How to Cite
VENTURA, Arlene Sobrinho et al. Endoparasites of Gymnotus sp. (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from commercial baitfish farming in Pantanal basin, central Brazil. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 44, n. 3, p. 10-16, dec. 2018. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/1317>. Date accessed: 25 may 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.20950/1678-2305.2018.322.
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